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'There were some signs early on': Amy Schumer has discussed her husband's autism

“He keeps it so real.”

IT’S BEEN just over a year since her wedding to Chris Fischer, and in an upcoming Netflix special, Amy Schumer decided to open up about her husband’s autism diagnosis.

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“I knew from the beginning that my husband’s brain was a little different than mine,” she told the Amy Schumer Growing audience.

Hesitant to speak out of turn when discussing Chris’ condition, she then said: “I have to start this over because I really want to get this right because I love him very much.”

“My husband was diagnosed with what used to be called Asperger’s,” the 37-year-old clarified.

He has autism spectrum disorder. He’s on the spectrum. And there were some signs early on.

Amy, who is expecting her first child with Chris later this year, told the audience that the characteristics which drew her to Chris happened to be the ones which helped professionals identify his position on the autism spectrum.

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“Once he was diagnosed, it dawned on me how funny it was, because all of the characteristics that make it clear that he’s on the spectrum are all of the reasons that I fell madly in love with him,” she explained.

“That’s the truth,” she stressed.

Giving her audience an insight into Chris’ approach to life, Amy explained:

He says whatever is on his mind. He keeps it so real. He doesn’t care about social norms or what you expect him to say or do.

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